Lauryn Hill Writes Letter From Jail, Thanks Fans For Their Support

Lauryn Hill Opens Up About Prison Life In New Letter

Lauryn Hill is speaking out ... from behind bars.

After beginning her three-month jail sentence on July 8 for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade, the 38-year-old Grammy-winning singer wrote a letter to fans, thanking them for their support and opening up about her experience in prison so far.

Hill's team shared the message on her Tumblr page, explaining that she can't personally answer all the fan mail she's received.

"Ms. Hill has received a lot mail, and would like to let everyone know that she is doing well," her Tumblr page reads. "She also asked me to pass along this message:

"I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials. Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them. Thank you for the letters of concern and well wishes that I receive in the mail every day. Although I may not be able to write everyone back, please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated. With Love back, MLH"

Hill also listed the names of dozens of fans who have wrote to her, thanking them "for their words of encouragement and support."

The "Killing Me Softly" singer is currently in federal prison in Danbury, Conn., residing in an open dormitory-style living quarter and working jobs such as maintenance, food service or landscaping.

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